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November Teachers of the Month – Taiesha Young Jones and Britani Jones

Congratulations to Taiesha Young, Oakland Heights Elementary School, and Britani Jones, Crestwood Elementary School, who were honored recently with a surprise classroom visit, flowers, and $25 gift card.

Pictured left to right: Barbara Young, Oakland Heights Elementary School Principal; Kelvin McGruder, City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Director; Taiesha Young, Oakland Heights Pre-K Teacher and November Teacher of the Month; and Dr. Alvin Taylor, MPSD Superintendent.

Oakland Heights – Taiesha Young
Taiesha Young teaches pre-kindergarten at Oakland Heights Elementary School. Ms. Young was nominated for this honor by her peers at Oakland Heights. She recently volunteered to create the Oakland Heights cheerleading team, and she stays late with the cheerleaders one a week to practice. She also serves as a mentor for a new teacher. Ms. Young had the highest growth at her school on the MKAS progress monitoring as well.


Pictured left to right: Rosalind Operton, Crestwood Elementary School Lead Teacher; Kim Kendrick, Crestwood Elementary School Principal; Britani Jones, Crestwood Elementary School Inclusion Teacher and November Teacher of the Month; Kelvin McGruder, City of Meridian Parks and Recreation Director, and Dr. Alvin Taylor, MPSD Superintendent.

Crestwood – Britani Jones
Britani Jones is an Inclusion Teacher at Crestwood Elementary School. This is her first year at Crestwood and her second year as a teacher. Ms. Jones earned this honor due to her professionalism as well as her nurturing and caring spirit. She does a great job for the students of Crestwood and works well with the faculty and staff. Ms. Jones is also very up-to-date on the policies and procedures regarding special education and is doing a phenomenal job.


Mayor Percy Bland, Meridian Parks and Recreation Director Kelvin McGruder, and local businesses, Cartoons and Balloons and Nino's Daycare, will be recognizing an outstanding teacher or staff member from two MPSD schools a month during the 2015-16 school year. 

Congratulations to Ms. Young and Ms. Jones! We are very proud of you!

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